THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Amos S. Eicher
Amos S. Eicher, 81, of Shipshewana, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Ind., after an apparent brain aneurysm he suffered on Nov. 1.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in Berne, to John E. and Catherine (Schwartz) Eicher, he married Edna Miller on June 27, 1954 in Bowling Green, Mo.
A member of the Old Order Amish Church, he was a dairy farmer, had worked at Culver Duck, Middlebury for over 20 years and at Miller Milling, Shipshewana. After retiring in October of 2012, he continued to clean local Shipshewana area business properties.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Yoder, of Sebree, Ky., Rosetta (Orva) Lehman, of Topeka, Martha (Don) Young, of Bristol, Wilma Melms, of Oconto, Marilyn (Harlan) Yoder, of Centreville, Mi. and Rebecca (Kermit) Hochstetler, of Sheboygan and two sons, John (Laura) Eicher, of Wakarusa and Perry Eicher, of Shipshewana; 34 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anna (Edwin) Espenshade and Barbara Graber, both of Quincy, Mi., Mary Eicher and Rosina (Daniel) Miller, both of Greentop, Mo., and Esther (Menno) Steury, of Spencerville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Martin and Raymond Eicher; four brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 and all day Friday, Nov. 15, at the Andrew Yoder, Jr. residence, 7230 West 250, North Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Nelson Miller residence, 2145 North 735 West Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Casper Hochstetler, Bishop Chris Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangement.